Legendary Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, has explained why she always plays â€˜badâ€™ roles in almost all the movies she features in.
Patience, who is undoubtedly known for playing evil-inclined roles, such as â€œwicked mother-in-law,â€ told Yes magazine that â€˜acting bad roles is just her trade markâ€™ as many others also act different kind of roles and they are known for it.
She said, â€œPeople should admit that I have something to play! People are known for stunts, romance, bad boys and girls, gigolo and so on, but I have that as my strong point. It was when I was coming up that I thought I might get hurt or being hated for playing those roles but I never knew it was going to even make me popular and loved.
â€œThe roles I play most times are very vibrant and make people want to watch all my movies; even if I play the role of a good woman now, my fans will start complaining; you understand?â€
She explained further that when she tries to act a good woman, her fans complain and with such, a producer planning to use her will have to be very creative with the script to bring out the best in her.
â€œAnd if your fans start complaining that they donâ€™t want you in a particular role, it makes the producers want to give me those bad woman roles the more,â€ she said.
She also noted that she does not make demands for the bad roles she acts but she works based on the script.
â€œI donâ€™t ask for it, they just give it to me and if the script I get has something new and my fans are anxious of what the role is going to be like, I can make it different from what I used to do.
â€œIt is not easy to play bad roles at all times. Ask any artiste around you and they will tell you itâ€™s not easy to cry and shout on set at the same time when it isnâ€™t your normal self.
â€œIt is not an easy task at all,â€ she added.